Analysis on Cosmetics not Allowed to Enter Mainland China Market

There are 52 batches of imported cosmetics are found unqualified for hygiene standards from January to August, according to the statistics from the China Customs. These cosmetics are not allowed to enter Mainland China market and have been returned or destroyed at the port.

These cosmetics are mainly imported from Taiwan, Germany, France and South Korea. Details are as follows:

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CIRS have analyzed the reasons for not allowing to entry Mainland China market. They are:

  • Disqualified label;
  • Total number of colonies, molds and yeast exceeding the standard;
  • Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required;
  • High levels of arsenic and lead;
  • Boric acid detected; and
  • Exceeding shelf life.

The regulatory requirements are as follows:

  • Disqualified label

According to the Notice on the implementation of Measures for the Administration of Cosmetic Labels released on 3 Jun. 2021, cosmetics applying for registration or filing must comply with the requirements of the Measures for the Administration of Cosmetic Labels since 1 May 2022. If the cosmetics are registered/ filed before 1 May 2022 and the labels are not marked based on the Measures, then registrants or filers must update their labels before 1 May 2023.

  • Total number of colonies, molds and yeast exceeding the standard

Based on the requirements of Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition), the total number of colonies for cosmetics in Mainland China shall be:

1. Eye make-up preparations, lip make-ups and children’s cosmetics: ≤500 CFU/g or CFU/ml;

2. Other cosmetics: ≤1000 CFU/g or CFU/ml;

Total number of molds and yeast shall be: ≤100 CFU/g or CFU/ml;

  • High levels of arsenic and lead

Based on the requirements of Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition), levels of arsenic and lead shall be 2 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg respectively

  • Boric acid detected

On 28 May 2021, China National Medical Products Administration announced that boric acid, borate and tetraborate have been added into the Inventory of Prohibited Ingredients for Cosmetics.

  • Exceeding shelf life

In accordance with the requirements of Article 39 of Regulation on the Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics, cosmetic manufacturers shall regularly inspect and dispose of cosmetics exceeding the shelf life. Those in violation of the above regulations will be dealt with according to Article 60 of the Regulation on the Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics or Article 33 of the Administrative Penalties Law. 

  • Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

38% of the products not allowed to enter Mainland China for failing to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required. There are three circumstances, they are:

1. The products are not filed;

2. The products are suspended for sale when entering Mainland China market;

3. Failing to provide relevant materials as required;

Information of Cosmetics not Allowed to Enter Mainland China Market from Jan.-Aug. 2021

Time

Chinese Name of Products

Place of Origin

Reason for not Entry

January

康绮墨丽多效呵护精华液

South Korea

Total number of colonies exceeding the standard

塔莉卡细致睫毛增长液

France

Exceeding shelf life

塔莉卡亮肌眼部精华乳

France

Exceeding shelf life

塔莉卡清爽睫毛卸妆液

France

Exceeding shelf life

塔莉卡致臻精粹日晚眼霜

France

Exceeding shelf life

庭润香橙沐浴啫喱

Thailand

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

艾欧码净澈矿物泥面膜

France

High levels of arsenic

蒂诗死海黑泥面膜

Israel

High levels of arsenic

March

蜜妮净嫩沐浴乳-水采保湿型(浪漫樱花香)

Taiwan

Disqualified label

蜜妮净嫩沐浴乳-净亮保湿型(优雅山茶花香)

Taiwan

Disqualified label

蜜妮净嫩沐浴乳-抗菌清爽型(洁净绿茶香)

Taiwan

Disqualified label

蜜妮净嫩沐浴乳-控油清爽型(热情木槿花香)

Taiwan

Disqualified label

蜜妮净嫩沐浴乳-温和保湿型(茉莉与鼠尾草香)

Taiwan

Disqualified label

April

花王温和柔润洗发精

Taiwan

Disqualified label

花王清新顺滑洗发精

Taiwan

Disqualified label

花王深层柔润洗发精

Taiwan

Disqualified label

花王儿童专用洗发精

Taiwan

Disqualified label

植村秀哑光蜜粉M自然色

Japan

High levels of lead

May

迪拉瑞运动香水

Turkey

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

迪拉瑞休闲香水

Turkey

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

迪拉瑞热情香水

Turkey

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

迪拉瑞迷人香水

Turkey

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

June

婵真婵伊雪修护精华液

South Korea

Disqualified label

芭乐雅洗手液

Germany

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

July

达尔肤玻尿酸保湿精华化妆水(80ml)

Taiwan

Total number of molds and yeast exceeding the standard

达尔肤玻尿酸保湿精华化妆水(150ml)

Taiwan

Total number of molds and yeast exceeding the standard

菲瑞丝水凝爽肤水

Germany

Disqualified label

菲瑞丝美肤按摩乳

Germany

Disqualified label

悦碧施黛梦恒润靓颜精华液

Spain

Boric acid detected

悦碧施舒缓焕肤乳

Spain

Boric acid detected

August

爱神菲黑珍珠提亮精华面膜

South Korea

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

花印秋葵多效卸妆膏

Japan

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

苏秘37°鎏金溯茫焕采调理精华液

South Korea

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

苏秘37°鎏金溯茫保湿调理精华液

South Korea

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

花印清新净颜卸妆水(滋养型)

Japan

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

花印植物去角质精华乳

Japan

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

花印水漾润透补水美容霜

Japan

Failure to provide certificates of conformity and other related certificates as required

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